Conservation at Pamushana - Zimbabwe

Our conservation objective is to restore and sustain the historic biodiversity of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.

In addition to the benefits for the reserve, it is envisaged that lessons learned here will help to derive best practice protocols that will have application in other conservation initiatives, both regionally and internationally.

On the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, which is home to Singita Pamushana Lodge, the Malilangwe Trust have adopted a scientific approach to conservation. The management practice is underpinned by rigorous scientific research conducted by an on-site research department.

Research is directed at understanding how the Malilangwe ecosystem works and findings are used by the wildlife department to tailor management activities that ensure natural functioning of the key ecological processes.

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SustainabilityHealth and Happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well-being. Under this Principle, Singita strives to ensure happy and healthy guests and staff. This entails creating the opportunities for meaningful experiences and promoting health and wellness during guest stays. Many of our staff live on-site and we strive to provide comfortable living quarters and…

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SustainabilityLocal and Sustainable Food

Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets, and reducing food waste. As part of Singita’s approach of supporting adjacent communities, the company sources as much food as it can locally and supports the initiation of projects that can further increase local sourcing. The lodges place great…

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SustainabilitySustainable Transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging the use of modes of transport with low and zero carbon to reduce emissions. Being located in remote areas raises a challenge for reducing our carbon emissions from diesel vehicle use. Additionally, a key guest experience is the ‘game drive’. We are keen to adopt the use of…

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SustainabilityLand Use & Wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment.   As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this principle is separately managed under the umbrella of Biodiversity by our environmental teams. For our approach and details of these initiatives visit the Biodiversity…

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BiodiversityRhino Conservation

Under the constant watchful eye of Malilangwe’s anti-poaching team populations of both black and white rhino species have grown significantly over the last 18 years.

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CommunityConservation Education Centre

Nurturing a passion for nature The communities close to our reserves play a key role in helping us to achieve our conservation goals, and in preserving the integrity of each wilderness area and its ecosystem. Ensuring that communities understand and benefit from the existence of the reserve is an important element of this relationship. Despite living…

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CommunityKambako Living History Museum

Keeping the Shangaan culture alive Kambako is a ‘living museum’ just outside Malilangwe Reserve and serves as an incredible showcase of the Shangaan culture. Guests to Singita Pamushana have the opportunity to visit Kambako to learn more about the skills and customs that are intrinsic to this region. In the past, the Shangaan people were…

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CommunityFeeding Program

Fortifying young children. Extraordinary times in Zimbabwe called for extraordinary measures. It was 2002 and schools were reporting an acute problem: malnourished and hungry children. Knowing how this could impact cognitive development and therefore put these children at a disadvantage for life, the Malilangwe Trust sought to play a constructive role in assisting local communities…

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SustainabilityCulture and Community

Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom, and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability. As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this principle is predominantly managed under the umbrella of Community by our community partnerships teams. Discover more about our community programs…

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SustainabilityEquity & Local Community

Creating bioregional economies that support equity, diverse local employment, and international fair trade. Singita supports the development of communities surrounding its respective regions through the implementation of small business development projects, local procurement, and extensive local employment. This ties in closely with the work that our community teams do. Below are a few highlights and more…

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SustainabilityHealth and Happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well-being. Under this Principle, Singita strives to ensure happy and healthy guests and staff. This entails creating the opportunities for meaningful experiences and promoting health and wellness during guest stays. Many of our staff live on-site and we strive to provide comfortable living quarters and…

Read more
SustainabilityLocal and Sustainable Food

Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets, and reducing food waste. As part of Singita’s approach of supporting adjacent communities, the company sources as much food as it can locally and supports the initiation of projects that can further increase local sourcing. The lodges place great…

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SustainabilitySustainable Transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging the use of modes of transport with low and zero carbon to reduce emissions. Being located in remote areas raises a challenge for reducing our carbon emissions from diesel vehicle use. Additionally, a key guest experience is the ‘game drive’. We are keen to adopt the use of…

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SustainabilityLand Use & Wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment.   As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this principle is separately managed under the umbrella of Biodiversity by our environmental teams. For our approach and details of these initiatives visit the Biodiversity…

Read more
BiodiversityRhino Conservation

Under the constant watchful eye of Malilangwe’s anti-poaching team populations of both black and white rhino species have grown significantly over the last 18 years.

Read more
CommunityConservation Education Centre

Nurturing a passion for nature The communities close to our reserves play a key role in helping us to achieve our conservation goals, and in preserving the integrity of each wilderness area and its ecosystem. Ensuring that communities understand and benefit from the existence of the reserve is an important element of this relationship. Despite living…

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3 Focus Areas of Conservation
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Biodiversity
Our conservation partners strive to restore, improve and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our care to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state. Read more Play video
Community
Community programmes assist communities to thrive economically and socially. Programmes have three main objectives: well-educated children; the development of small enterprises; and an improved awareness of conservation and sustainable daily living practices.Read more Play video
Sustainability
At Singita, a sustainable world is one in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.Read more Play video
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